The `Dogs total was one shy of its all-time season high achieved three times before.
A 13-run first inning propels the `Dogs to a five-inning triumph and its first conference win.
Ortiz delivers two-out, seventh-inning RBI single to cap 3-for-5 game.
Fresno State faces three NCAA Tournament returnees among its five opening weekend tilts.
Head Coach Trisha Ford and the 'Dogs return a bulk of the talent from last year's MW runner-up squad.
Last updated on June 5, 2014
One of seven sophomores for Bulldogs in 2015, and its only catcher/utility player in the class. Last name is pronounced kah-lay-ah-lee-ee.
2014 (FRESHMAN): Played four games as reserve catcher vs. No. 25 Texas, UC Riverside, Boise State and New Mexico ... defensively, had season-high three putouts vs. New Mexico, and another vs. No. 25 Texas.
High School: A team captain and two-time Defensive MVP, she also won her Freedom High School team's Pride, Poise & Commitment Award twice. Helped team to three Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) Championships (2010, '11, '13) and two North Coast Sectional appearances (2010, '13). A four-year letterwinner at catcher and outfielder, her prep career stats follow: .351 (72-for-244, 10 doubles, 2 triples, three homers), .463 slugging, .410 on-base percentage, .975 fielding. Also an impressive student and sported a 4.13 GPA.
Personal: Intended Kinesiology major. Parents are Tess and Dan, and has two older sisters, Malia and Tiana, and one younger sister, Dani.
Putouts: 3 - at New Mexico (4/6/14)
Nicknames: Niki, Nik
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Hippo
Favorite Saying/Motto: Control the controllable. Attitude and effort.
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know About Me: I have a Spider Man fetish.
Personal Hero: My dad
Intended Career Profession: Physical Therapist
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
First CD I Owned: Josie and the Pussycats
Favorite Movie: Warrior
I Chose Fresno State because: of the sense of community, it's a place to find a family away from home, the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself by joining the softball team
Favorite Pro Team: SanFrancisco 49ers
Favorite Coach Ford saying: Focus on the process, not the result.
Niki Kaleialii's Career Stats
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